Towards Socially Intelligent Machines: Computing Nonverbal Communication in Human-Human Interaction.
The computing community has made significant efforts towards analysis and synthesis of nonverbal communication in human-human and human-computer interaction. The main motivation is that nonverbal behaviour is the physical, machine detectable evidence of social and psychological phenomena otherwise not accessible to machines. The result is a wide variety of works where psychology findings are integrated into computing approaches aimed at socially intelligent machines. This presentation shows some of the activities being carried out at the School of Computing Science in the direction above. In particular, the focus will be on automatic personality perception, conflict detection, and social attractiveness modelling.